All winners of the current contest will be announced on this page with links to all our previous poetry book award winners, shortlisted entries and judges comments.

To enter the 2022 contest – click here.


If you haven’t done so already, sign up to our newsletter to keep in touch.  In 2022 we are offering the following prizes:

1st Prize – £300 plus a one-year subscription to PN Review

2nd Prize – £150

3rd Prize – £75

Winners also get:

  • Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews
  • Earn recognition from having an award-winning book
  • Your book cover & link on our website
  • All books donated to local libraries / schools after the awards so you get more publicity
  • Carcanet Press will consider the winners for possible inclusion in PN Review & New Poetries
  • Certificate, logo to use on books and future work

Past Winners

To see lists of previous winners and shortlisted entries, plus the judges’ comments use the links below:

The 2021 Awards

The 2020 Awards